Saturday, May 19, 2018

Taylored Expressions Graduation

 Happy Saturday!

It is graduation weekend for 2 of our nieces, one from high school and the other from Notre Dame.  I created 2 cards in their school colors, black and gold and navy and gold.  Both girls are graduating this weekend in different states so sadly we could not be at both ceremonies.

This card came together pretty quickly with these great die cuts.  I was really excited to find them.  The celebrating graduates border is from Taylored Expressions "Eventful - Graduation".  I combined it with a My Favorite Things die - Congratulations circle frame.  

The black stripe is a MFT paper pad.  The navy is PTI Dark Indigo patterned paper.  If you haven't seen PTI's coordinating patterned paper to their cardstock it is something to check out.  I'm loving the exact color match and simple patterns.  The sheets are double sided too, one side is large pattern, the other small pattern.  The congratulations circle frame is cut from gold sparkle cardstock from MFT. 

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Taylored Expressions - Mother's Day Peonies

Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

Today, I have the Mother's Day card I made for our mom's this year.  The stamp set is from Taylored Expressions - Simply Stamped Peonies.  

The peony flowers are 3 layer stamp set for each the 3 peony flowers sizes.  I used PTI inks - Sweet Blush, Pale Peony and Berry Sorbet.  The leaves are a 2 step stamp.  I used PTI Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse ink.

The cardstock is PTI Pale Peony and the coordinating patterned cardstock.  Have you seen PaperTrey Ink has coordinating patterned papers for their perfect match cardstock?  I really love it.  The "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment from the Peonies set and stamped on a die cut - MFT Sentiment Label.  

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Happy Birthday Swap

Happy Saturday!

Some of the ladies from The Angel Company decided to do a swap.  How fun right?  It has been a long time since I've done one and never to this scale - 39 ladies signed up!  It was quite the package I mailed. 

So, I created a card using PaperTrey Ink stamps, inks and cardstock - also a new die stack I bought from My Favorite Things.  My prototype is above.

I cut more than the required 39 for the swap so I made a few for myself. 
One being a Thank You card (below), which I sent to a friend who had us over for Easter dinner. 

Supplies List:

Stamps: PTI “Heart 2 Heart#7”; Happy Birthday sentiment from “Bigger Blooms”; Thank You sentiment from Simon Says Stamp "Brush Stroke Messages"
Inks: PTI - Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse and True Black
Cardstock: PTI - Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse and White
Embellishments: Darice Black Sticky Back Rhinestone, Ribbon
Die: My Favorite Things – Stitched Mini Scalloped Rectangle Stax

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

My Favorite Things - Tic Tac Toe

Happy Sunday!

This week, I have a card I made the week of Valentine's Day. I had this idea for Valentine's Day, but didn't get the card made in time, so it will be an anniversary card. Can't believe it has been 18 years today!

This is My Favorite Things - Tic Tac Toe and Square shaker frame die.  This die has a matching stamp set X's and O's, which has the great sentiment 'Love Wins', which I used on the inside of the card.   I made 2 versions of the tic tac toe in white and black to use all the cut outs. I used an embossing folder heart background to add another layer and some texture.


Which do you like better?  I can't decide.  The black background is kind of like a chalkboard which is fun.

Stamps: My Favorite Things X's and O's
Dies: My Favorite Things Tic Tac Toe and Square shaker and Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Hearts
Papers: PTI Poppy Red, White and Black

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